Category Archives: Europe

OAD Project Launches Code Learning Program

Codelastro training workshop

The IAU Office of Astronomy for Development is supporting the Planetário – Casa da Ciência de Braga, Portugal to develop a code learning program with the Portuguese School of Mozambique and the Portuguese School of Dili Ruy Cinatti in Timor-Leste. The CODELASTRO project is a code learning program based on microbits and astronomical topics. The […]

Overview: Code learning with astronomical ideas

Micro:bit is a pocket programmable device that allows children and young people to learnhow to program in a simple, playful and creative way. Its integrated sensors (buttons,compass, accelerometer, temperature, brightness, Bluetooth connection, LED matrix) allowthe development of STEM projects, in which children and young people, almostautonomously and in groups, can learn and lead all phases […]

Overview

Italy suffers a lack of policy/infrastructure for impaired people, often marginalised, thus increasing the gap with non-impaired people who also miss an enrichment which is only possible through true interaction with people each other. Astronomy shows us how small Planet Earth is. For visually impaired, it is difficult to visualize mentally what solar system bodies […]

Final report

This project aims to provide an evidence-based pract ice for ef fect ive inclusive teaching to ensure astronomy is appropriated and meaningful for both visually impaired and sighted community. In Ireland, the majority of universities with degree option in astrophysics host astronomy outreach events for the general public and second-level students, in particular, those in […]

Final report

Looking …Up! Astronomy for All”1 aimed to promote inclusive astronomy education and to highlight the need of integrate innovative teaching of the Astronomy in the Curriculum. The key projects tasks, towards this objectives, were: creating, printing and disseminating educational posters and promotional material, Open Days: open to public Observational Days in Special Education Schools (in […]